• On Mar 31, 2018
    Kathryn from NC Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    I have been doing a lot of planning and am having a hard time deciding whether we should go to animal kingdom or Epcot. We are only going to be able to go to two parks and magic kingdom is a must. I have an 8 year old and a 2 year old.

    Hi, there!

     Kathryn, I'm so excited to hear you're planning a visit to the Walt Disney World Resort. This is a tough question! You're absolutely right - Magic Kingdom Park IS a must-do! As for your second theme park day, I think the choice you make will be dependent on your family's priorities. Let's chat! 

     To me, Epcot is part of a quintessential Walt Disney World Resort vacation. Spaceship Earth is almost as iconic as Cinderella Castle! If your kids are anything like mine, they'll love exploring The Seas with Nemo & Friends Pavilion. Epcot's newest attraction, Frozen Ever After, is a can't-miss experience for the whole family! I love strolling through World Showcase for incredible food, entertainment, and exhibits. During your holiday visit, you would get to experience the Epcot International Festival of the Holidays, and I have to tell you, the Candlelight Processional is the most beautiful Christmas performance I have ever seen in my life!

     My family LOVES Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park. In fact, I think my boys would choose this theme park over Epcot if they had to choose just one! Kilimanjaro Safaris is one of our favorite attractions at Walt Disney World Resort, and that's just one of the many amazing animal encounters to experience during your visit. The entire theme park is beautiful, but Pandora - The World of Avatar is really a sight to behold!

     I think if I had to choose just one, I'd pick Epcot for our family's two-day visit, but you really can't go wrong, Kathryn. Your visit is SURE to be magical!

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Meet the Panelist: Ashley, Pennsylvania

Hi, there! I'm Ashley, and I have been a fan of all-things-Disney for as long as I can remember. My family and I enjoy sprinkling Disney magic into our everyday lives, but we most love making memories together on a Walt Disney World Resort vacation! The unique entertainment, fantastic dining, and incredible attractions completely immerse our family in the magic of Disney storytelling and keep us coming back to "The Most Magical Place on Earth" year after year.  Learn More About Ashley

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